M&C Saatchi x Saatchi Gallery
This year’s prize asks artists to creatively respond to the theme Regeneration.
A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six winners, five to receive £2,000 and one overall winner to receive £10,000. Winning artists will also have the unique opportunity to exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London.
As part of a shared mission in making art, culture, and creativity accessible to everyone, this prize is a celebration of emerging artistic talent. It will highlight and stimulate dialogue around visual arts as a medium for positive global and social change and give exposure to emerging artists worldwide. Full entry information below.
Deadline for entries Monday 31 July 2023.
About the theme
There is no art on a dead planet
The world is reacting to the rising drumbeat of climate chaos. The issues of climate justice, social justice, and economics are now inseparable, but there are reasons to be hopeful. Climate change is finally sinking in. Citizens are demanding change. Nations, cities, communities and corporations are stepping up.
This year’s prize brings with it the opportunity to create new stories of a liveable future and motivate people to do what it takes to be a driving force for the change we need. We have the opportunity to change this to a story that inspires and empowers.
Now is the time for action. Now is the time for meaningful change.
Meet the judges
Our six winners will be decided by some of the best business and creative minds from M&C Saatchi Group globally and eminent guest judges.
A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000.
All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London, a recognised authority in contemporary art, where the overall winner will be announced at the end of November 2023. The exhibition will open to the public on Wednesday 22 November 2023 until Friday 12 January 2024
The prize is available to emerging artists based in the following M&C Saatchi key global regions: UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, and Middle East & Africa.
To apply artists must be aged 18 or over and within the first five years of what they hope to be a successful artistic career.
Accepted media includes painting, drawing, illustration, photography, collage, 2D mixed-media, video or film.
Submitted works must creatively respond to the theme ‘Regeneration’ and have been executed since 1 January 2020.
Works must be stable and capable of being shipped and installed on a walled surface.
Submitted works must be available between 1 October 2023 and 31 January 2024 for an exhibition in London.
One application per artist is permitted with a maximum of five artworks accepted.
Artists may only enter the prize in the region associated with their country of residence.
The artwork(s) must be the participants own work(s) and the participant warrants that they have full title to the artwork(s) and that they have all rights to submit the artwork(s).
Call for entries open: Wednesday 26 April 2023
Deadline for entries: Monday 31 July 2023, 11:59 UK BST
Regional winners announced: mid-October 2023
Overall winner announced: Tuesday 21 Novembr 2023
Exhibition dates: Wednesday 22 November 2023 – Friday 12 January 2024
Meet last year's winners
Selected from over 2,500 entries from across 130 countries
within M&C Saatchi key global regions.
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